Dental Checkup Quiz from Fresno Dentists

Jul 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Dental Implants, Gum Disease, Preventive Dentistry

fresno_dentist_dental_quizQ1. How often should you schedule a dental checkup?

A. Every year

B. Twice a year

C. When your tooth hurts

D. Every two years

 

Q2. Why does your Fresno dentist take dental X-rays?

A. To detect tooth decay

B. To check for tooth alignment

C. To diagnose jawbone health

D. All of the above

 

Q3. What are some signs of oral cancer?

A. White splotchy sores in your mouth

B. Lumps in your neck or throat

C. Difficulty swallowing

D. All of the above

 

Q4. What are the risk factors for gum disease?

A. Smoking

B. Age

C. Family history of gum disease

D. All of the above

Dental Checkup Quiz Answers

A1. B—The American Dental Association recommends visiting the dentist twice a year, every six months for a dental checkup and cleaning. Your Fresno dentist may recommend more frequent dental checkups if you are pregnant, have gum disease, are at risk of oral cancer, or have frequent tooth decay.

A2. D—All of the above are reasons for dental X-rays. Dr. Denes will uses dental radiography as a means to detect dental issues before these problems escalate. Dental x-rays can also help with placement of dental implants, bridges, and other restorative dentistry procedures.

A3. D—All of the above are symptoms of oral cancer. Other signs of oral cancer include ulcers that do not heal for over ten days, sudden change in voice, unexplained weight loss, and changes in your bite. If you have noticed any of these symptoms of oral cancer, contact our Fresno dental office as soon as possible.

A4. D—All of the above are risk factors for gum disease. Tobacco use of any kind, including smokeless tobacco contributes to your risk. People over forty have a heightened risk of periodontal infection, as well as patients who have a family history of periodontal disease. At a dental checkup, our Fresno dentist will help you with gum disease risk assessment and what you can do to prevent periodontal disease.

For more information, contact our Fresno dental office at 559-297-1800 for a consultation. We proudly serve patients from Fresno, Clovis, Mendota, Orange Cove, Reedley, Selma, and the surrounding areas.

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